When it comes to Indian ethnic clothes, I love the royal fabrics, rich colours and the intricate work, but can’t deny that they’re not the most comfortable to wear for long hours during hot summer days or nights.
Indian designer duo Sukriti & Akriti, have managed to solve this eternal problem by creating effortless and lightweight silhouettes with just the right amount of ethnicity. They have crossed the border and found inspiration in the traditional Pakistani silhouettes- Sharara and paired it with Indian midas touch- kurta. What better occassion than Eid to don a Kurta-Sharara set! Presenting to you my Eid look inspired by one of the most rich and ancient design aesthetics of Mughal royalties.
This set features a light blue pakistani kurta in organic cotton base appliqued with sequins embroidered flower motifs scattered all over and gota patti work cuffs and hem. The organic cotton makes it the only perfect outft to wear in the sweltering heat of Indian sub-continent at this time of the year. The set has an open cloth buttons and sequins highlighted front open placket. Paired with light blue organic cotton sharara pants with gold gota patti and sequins embellishment on the ghera, the kurta has blue and gold gota patti work tasseled hangings which is unique and I love the most. It comes along with sequins and gota patti embroidered light blue dupatta.
This specific Sukriti & Akriti collection is very easy to wear, comfortable to skin and perfect for just about anything from a friends engagement party to Eid festival. Here’s how I’ve styled my Eid look that I think would work perfectly in the day or night!
I have styled the look with traditional jewellery- a matching Maang tika and earring set by RaAbta by Rahul. Wearing my hair back brushed, gelled, pulled and rolled tight in a sleek bun, I have finished out the look with a golden-silver court shoes from Dune London and a LovetoBag clutch. Dramatic Smokey eye and nude lips are worn to draw more attention to the upper part of the face featuring a hero piece of jewellery- this massive Kundan and golden beads Maang tika (head jewellery).
What Was I Wearing?
Sukriti & Akriti kurta and sharara set from Pernia’s Pop-up Shop
RaAbta by Rahul Mangtika and Earring
Dune London Shoes
LovetoBag Clutch from Pernia’s pop-up shop
Hair, Makeup and Styling by yours truly